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The Undercover Policing Inquiry is currently on Tranche 1, Phase 3, looking at Special Demonstration Squad managers 1968-1982. Like all phases of the inquiry, it begins with opening statements. This episode is the audio version of the daily rep
The next hearing of the inquiry will be taking place from Monday 9th May. In this show we preview what we might find out from the line up of mostly ex-managers from the Special Demonstration Squad 1968-82 giving evidence in these hearings. Als
Despite the numerous deployments of undercover police officers in Scotland, the Public Inquiry is only concerned with events in England and Wales. Tilly Gifford, raised a judicial review at the Court of Session to challenge the decision of the
Jason Kirkpatrick is a climate change activist based in Berlin who was targeted by undercover police officer Mark Kennedy. He is now taking legal action in Germany over the deployment of British undercover police officers at the G8 summit in He
In this mini series we are looking beyond undercover police to examine the civilian covert human intelligence sources that are used by police to target protest groups and undermine dissent. This instalment is an interview by Chris Brien with a
In this mini series we are looking beyond undercover police to examine the civilian covert human intelligence sources that are used by police to target protest groups and undermine dissent. Here in part three Tom Fowler concludes his chat with
In this mini series we are looking beyond undercover police to examine the civilian covert human intelligence sources that are used by police to target protest groups and undermine dissent. In part two Tom Fowler is once again joined by Donal
In this mini series we are looking beyond undercover police to examine the civilian covert human intelligence sources that are used by police to target protest groups and undermine dissent. In part one Tom Fowler is joined by Donal O'Driscoll
From the establishment of the Special Demonstration Squad in 1968, annual reports were published to justify their continued existence. The first 15 year batch of these were some of the first documents to be released by the Undercover Policing
This third part on the legal action taken relating to undercover police officer Mark Kennedy at the Investigative Powers Tribunal. This episode looks at the actual trial of Kate Wilson's Human Right's claim at the High Court. Part 1 (Episode 6
Kate and Ben return to talk more about the case Kate brought to the Investigative Powers Tribunal, you can hear part one here: https://soundcloud.com/spycops/episode-6-kate-wilson-the-ipt-part-1 You can learn about her case at the Investigativ
During the inquiry hearings a number of core participants have used social media to report on developments, in this episode Carolyn who tweeted live reports from https://twitter.com/copscampagin joins regular host Tom Fowler to discuss the chal
Core Participants in the Undercover Policing Inquiry Kate Wilson and Ben have a wide ranging chat with their neighbour Brian on the topic. This episode serves as useful introduction to those not familiar with the details of the whole issue. F
This episode we are joined by Bethany Rielly, reporter for the Morning Star newspaper, and the only journalist to regularly attend all the hearings of the Undercover Policing Inquiry. https://morningstaronline.co.uk/tags/spycops We discuss ho
"Discussion Paper: SDS targeting strategy and deployment in relation to the Animal Liberation Front" to give it it's full very misleading title is a document authored by former undercover officer Bob Lambert in 1994. https://www.ucpi.org.uk/pub
The Spycops Info Podcast is a weekly series that features the voices of activists, researchers and campaigners who have been targeted by Britain's secret undercover political police. Turning the tables on the units that infiltrated over 1,000 g
As well as being a member of the Undercover Research Group, Donal O'Driscoll is also one of very few core participants representing themselves at the Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI). We discuss what litigating in person is like in practise,
The Registry Files are the huge database of secret files Special Branch keep on anything it considers seditions. They are the documents that the undercover officers from the Special Demonstration Squad and the National Public Order Intelligence
Retired #spycops officer HN106 alias "Barry Tompkins" was deployed between 1979 and 1983. He infiltrated the Spartacist League of Britain & Revolutionary Communist Group among others, and even founded his own faction, the "Revolutionary Labour
Paul Heron is one of the lawyers representing activists at the Undercover Policing Inquiry as part of the Public Interest Law Centre https://www.pilc.org.uk/ We discuss the pros and cons of the legal process and what campaigners can get out o
"Madeleine" (false name used for privacy) was an active member of Walthamstow branch of the Socialist Workers Party during the 1970s. During that time she was deceived into an intimate sexual relationship by the undercover police officer HN35
Kate Wilson was one of the women deceived into to a relationship by undercover police officer Mark Kennedy. Like several others she brought a civil claim against the police about it, unlike anyone else she was able to finally get a day in court
The second phase of the first tranche of the Undercover Policing Inquiry is currently ongoing. This episode is two different chats about what's been happening: First Chris Brian from the Undercover Research Group talks to Penny about Day 9,
The Undercover Policing Inquiry has returned for Phase 2 of the first tranche of evidence. Here is a mixed bag of reflections on the first week. You can read detailed daily and weekly reports on what is happening at the inquiry: http://campaig
Referred to as HN345 at the inquiry, the undercover officer who went by the alias "Peter Fredericks" as not deployed against any one specific group but reported back on an number, including the Black Power movement, Operation Omega and Young Ha
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